Hawke's Bay Beach
|Hawke's Bay Beach|
A view over the beach
Hawke's Bay or Hawkesbay is a beach in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan located 20 km at south-west of Karachi. This beach is named after Bladen Wilmer Hawke, who owned a beach house here in 1930s. Hundreds of people visit here daily for swimming, camel and horse riding and for vacations.
Marine Life [ edit ]
This beach is known for being a nesting ground of Green sea turtle and Olive ridley sea turtle during winter months. WWF has also organised a "wetland centre" on this beach for informations regarding turtles.
Hawkes Bay incident [ edit ]
Various accidents have occurred due to lack of proper security and damaged boats used for giving rides to people.
- In February 1983, a Shia pilgrim was drowned at this beach.
- On 19 July 2015, four boys drowned in this beach.
- On 9 September 2017, 12 people from three different families drowned in this beach of Karachi.
- On 11 July 2019, a teenager Kamran (age 14) and an adult Moiz Younus (age 24) drowned while on picnic with family.
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
- CITIES: A KARACHI BY ANY OTHER NAME by Sibtain Naqvi, Dawn Newspaper, July 30, 2017
- "Hawkes Bay Beach in Karachi: A Wonderfully Sunny & Sandy Beach". Group In. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
- "Four drown in Karachi's Hawkes Bay beach". www.geo.tv.
- "Karachi: 12 people drown at Hawke's Bay | Samaa Digital". Samaa TV.
- "Two drown off Hawkesbay". dawn.com. Dawn. July 12, 2019. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
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